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Cute but not for everyone!
16th February 2017

By Karen Pickwick

About 40,000 US homes have a pet hedgehog, according to vet Francine Rattner, who notes that they are not ‘legal’ everywhere.

Depending on their temperament, hedgehogs can make good pets, Francine writes in the Capital. Gazette, in Maryland, but allergic reactions can occur in some people, and some zoonotic pathogens, including salmonella and ringworm, may be passed from hedgehogs to owners.